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Evanjelium Podľa Matúša 18 Nádej pre kazdého (NPK)

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18  Tu obstúpili Ježiša jeho učeníci a spytovali sa ho: Kto z ľudí je v nebeskom kráľovstve najväčší?"

Zavolal malé dieťa, postavil ho medzi nich

a povedal: Nuž, ak vám ide o popredné miesta, do Božieho kráľovstva sa vôbec nedostanete.

Ubezpečujem vás, že iba s pokornou mysľou dieťaťa ta môžete vstúpiť a niečo znamenať.

Kto si vie vážiť takéhoto nepatrného človeka, preukazuje tým úctu mne.

Kto by zlým príkladom narušil vieru jedného z týchto maličkých, čo veria vo mňa, tomu by sa lepšie stalo, keby ho hodili do mora s mlynským kameňom na krku.

Beda svetu, ak sa na ňom dejú veci, pre ktoré človek stráca vieru. Pokušenia sú síce nevyhnutné, ale beda tomu, kto ich spôsobuje!

Neváhaj odložiť všetko, čo ťa odvádza od Boha. A keby to mala byť tvoja ruka alebo noha, radšej si ju odtni a zahoď. Lepšie je vstúpiť do Božieho kráľovstva chromý, ako skočiť oboma nohami do záhuby.

A keby ťa aj tvoje oko navádzalo na zlé, zbav sa ho! Je lepšie získať večný život s jedným okom, než upadnúť s oboma očami do večného zatratenia."

Ježiš hľadá stratených

10 Dajte si pozor, aby ste nepohŕdali ani tým najnepatrnejším človekom. Lebo každý z nich má anjela, ktorý je stále v blízkosti môjho nebeského Otca.

11 A ja, Mesiáš, som prišiel zachrániť stratených.

12 Ak má niekto sto oviec, a jedna z nich sa mu stratí, čo myslíte, že urobí? Či nenechá tých deväťdesiatdeväť na pastvinách a nepôjde hľadať tú, čo sa mu stratila?

13 A keď ju nájde, má z nej väčšiu radosť ako z tých deväťdesiatich deviatich, čo mu zostali.

14 A takisto môj Otec nechce, aby ani ten najnepatrnejší človek zahynul."

Treba odpúšťať

15 Ak sa previní proti tebe niektorý z bratov, vyhľadaj ho a pozhováraj sa s ním medzi štyrmi očami. Ak uzná svoju chybu, získal si znovu brata.

16 Ak bude neústupný, pozvi si jedného alebo dvoch, aby boli svedkami rozhovoru.

17 Keby si ani tak nedal povedať, povedz to zhromaždeniu veriacich. Ak neposlúchne ani ich, nech je vylúčený.

18 Nezabudnite, že čo rozhodnete tu na zemi, bude platiť aj v nebi.

19 A takisto platí: ak sa spoja dvaja z vás v modlitbách za akúkoľvek vec, nebeský Otec ich vypočuje.

20 Naozaj, tam, kde sa dvaja alebo traja zídu v mojom mene, tam som ja medzi nimi."

21 Potom sa ho Peter spýtal: Pane, keď sa môj blížny proti mne jednostaj prehrešuje, koľko ráz mu mám odpustiť? Sedem ráz?"

22 Ježiš mu odpovedal: Nie sedem ráz, ale až sedemdesiatkrát sedem ráz.

23 Pán Boh s nami zaobchádza ako kráľ, ktorý sa rozhodol urobiť vyúčtovanie so svojimi poddanými.

24 Medzi prvými mu priviedli jedného, ktorý mu bol dlžný vyše milióna.

25 Ten muž však nemal čím zaplatiť. Tu kráľ prikázal, aby ho s celou rodinou predali do otroctva, rozpredali jeho majetok a tak uhradili dlžobu.

26 On sa však hodil pred kráľa na kolená a prosil ho: Pane, maj so mnou strpenie a všetko ti vrátim!

27 Kráľovi prišlo toho človeka ľúto, nechal ho beztrestne odísť, ba odpustil mu aj celú dlžobu.

28 No len čo ten muž odišiel od kráľa, stretol známeho, ktorý mu bol dlžný nepatrnú sumu. Schmatol ho a kričal: Hneď mi vráť, čo si mi dlžný!

29 Ten chudák si pred ním kľakol a zúfalo ho prosil: Maj so mnou strpenie a všetko ti vrátim!

30 Ale veriteľ bol neoblomný a dal ho zavrieť do väzenia, kým dlžobu nezaplatí.

31 Svedkov tej udalosti to pobúrilo a šli to oznámiť kráľovi.

32 Tu si ho kráľ dal zavolať a povedal mu: Ty naničhodník! Takú veľkú dlžobu som ti odpustil, lebo si ma prosil.

33 A ty si nemohol odpustiť svojmu druhovi takú smiešnu sumu?

34 Rozhnevaný kráľ ho potom dal zavrieť, kým celú dlžobu nezaplatí.

35 Tak bude zaobchádzať môj nebeský Otec s vami, ak nebudete ochotne odpúšťať iným."

Nádej pre kazdého (NPK)

Copyright © 1993 by Biblica

Matthew 18 New International Version (NIV)

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

Causing to Stumble

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come! If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

The Parable of the Wandering Sheep

10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. [11] [a]

12 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.

Dealing With Sin in the Church

15 “If your brother or sister[b] sins,[c] go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’[d] 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be[e] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[f] loosed in heaven.

19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.[g]

23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold[h] was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.[i] He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 18:11 Some manuscripts include here the words of Luke 19:10.
  2. Matthew 18:15 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verses 21 and 35.
  3. Matthew 18:15 Some manuscripts sins against you
  4. Matthew 18:16 Deut. 19:15
  5. Matthew 18:18 Or will have been
  6. Matthew 18:18 Or will have been
  7. Matthew 18:22 Or seventy times seven
  8. Matthew 18:24 Greek ten thousand talents; a talent was worth about 20 years of a day laborer’s wages.
  9. Matthew 18:28 Greek a hundred denarii; a denarius was the usual daily wage of a day laborer (see 20:2).
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